commissary

Article

An ecclesiastic who, by delegation from the bishop, exercises a portion of the episcopal jurisdiction in a particular part of the diocese, especially with reference to licences, institutions and the examination of witnesses.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “commissary”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 November 2019. Web. 3 March 2021. <>